Lasha Gogiberidze is a founding partner of BGI Advisory Services Georgia and BGI Legal our FIPRA representatives in Georgia. Prior to foundation of the BGI, Lasha served as a director of corporate practice within Ernst & Young’s Georgian office, as well as a leading attorney within Georgian Consulting Group. Prior to private practice, Lasha was associated with the office of American Bar Association Central and East European Law Initiative office in Tbilisi and clerked for the Chairman of the Supreme Court of Georgia. Lasha has considerable transactional, corporate, M&A, project finance, banking, oil & gas, energy, legislative drafting, and labor law experience. Lasha has represented and advised governments, corporations and financial houses globally over his career. Lasha graduated from Tbilisi State University, Department of International Law, earning a Law Degree with High Honors, and has a LL.M. from the University of Illinois. Lasha is admitted to practice law in the state of New York, USA, and is a member of Georgian bar. A board member of the American Chamber of Commerce; Lasha chairs Employment Law Committee within AmCham and is a deputy chair legal of Commercial and Tax Law Committee. He also serves on the board of Muskie Alumni Association of Georgia. In addition to his native Georgian, Lasha speaks fluent English and Russian, and has a fair command of Spanish.